Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

Updated:Mar 18,2015

Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Award Deadline:  April 22, 2015 through June 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm Central (Deadline Extended)

The Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Practice Award recognizes excellence in cardiovascular nursing clinical practice by an active member of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing. 

Award Information (click each section for more information)

  • Candidate is nominated by an AHA Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing member.  If you need to join the AHA, you should do so by May 30 for the membership to be processed in time for the Application System to permit submission date.  
  • Nominee has an established career as a CVS nurse clinician.  The candidate must have spent at least three-fourths of career in CV nursing with a minimum 10 to 15 years in CV nursing practice.
  • Nominee has had a membership in the AHA Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing for a minimum of five years.  The candidate must be a current member and have maintained membership in the council for a minimum of five years.
  • Nominee must have been actively involved in the AHA at the affiliate, local or national level within the last five years, and have a history of contributions to AHA goals and objectives that can be demonstrated by at least two of the following:
    • Council officer
    • Committee member
    • News contributor
    • Board member
    • Events chairperson
    • Events volunteer
    • ACLS or PALS instructor
    • Speaker
  • Previous winners of this award cannot be considered for the award in subsequent years.
  • The winner must be available to attend the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Council Dinner at Scientific Sessions to accept the award.


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